MAX Lab: Making Real-Time Data Come Alive with Flex Data Visualization
I’ve always been fascinated with data visualization, especially data that needs analysis as it is generated. For example, financial transaction data can contain immediately useful trending information that is invisible without some visualization. Credit card transaction data can contain data indicating fraudulent use. I once worked on a project where we analyzed cellular call data in real-time looking for indications that a phone had been cloned (old-school cellular phones could easily be “cloned” before things went digital).
I thought that this type of data visualization would make for an interesting lab at MAX and invited Holly (Flex and Data Services guru) to help me put it together. Holly and I have been working hard to make sure that this is both an informative and fun 90 minute session.
Here’s the description from the MAX site: Discover how the real-time messaging capabilities of BlazeDS and LiveCycle Data Services ES can be combined with the data visualization capabilities of Flex to result in some very interesting applications. In this lab, you will learn how to produce and consume a real-time data feed and how to pass that data to various data visualization components to create an interactive dashboard.
We’ll explore the basics of publish/subscribe messaging with BlazeDS and LiveCycle Data Services as it applies to real-time data feeds and learn how to take that feed and turn it into something very visual and compelling. We will first employ some of the Flex charting capabilities and then look at how to plot data on interactive maps.
The session times are Monday, Oct 5th at 2:30pm and Wednesday, Oct 7th at 1:30pm. Both sessions are filling quickly. The Oct 7th session is already 70% full – maybe I need to show you with a bar chart? 😉
Click here and sign up!
See ya at MAX!